Truvada/Vit C/D

  • Koaa2

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    Feb 22, 2015 8:53 PM GMT
    I am on Truvada, PrEP, and was told by one physician I needed to take a Vit C/D supplement and another not to bother. Anyone have and insight into this?
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    Feb 22, 2015 10:23 PM GMT
    http://tinyurl.com/kob45mx

    You'll need to add vitamin d to the search above. I didn't see anything interesting with a search for vitamin c replacing the above vitamin d.
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 24, 2015 2:55 AM GMT
    Not on Truvada, but my doctor makes me take Vitamin D because I, like most NYCers, am naturally "deficient" because of a lack of 20 minutes of sunlight per day.

    It's been a year since I last heard the numbers, but the Vitamin D score was supposed to be a 25* or so, and it was a 15. Not life-threatening, but NOT healthy.

    Don't hold me to the numbers, I'm spit-balling to provide a comparative proportion, the proportion is roughly accurate.
  • Koaa2

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    Feb 24, 2015 6:51 PM GMT
    Thanks
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    Feb 25, 2015 2:35 PM GMT
    I'm on Atripla and my doc recommended Vit D supplement also. He said that the drug depletes available Vit D in the body. Didn't mention Vit C specifically but he knew I was already taking a multivitamin daily.